For the entire NFL season, I have been writing a weekly report breaking down the stat that's called net yards per play.
Net yards per play takes the average yards gained per play on offense, subtracted by the average yards given up per play on defense. The number you're left over with is the metric we're examining.
It's important to note that net yards per play doesn't factor in things like third down conversion rate, turnovers, or red zone efficiency. With that being said, it does a good job of giving us an overall view on how well a team moves the ball down the field while preventing the other team from doing so.
It's rare that we get the two best statistical teams actually match up in the Super Bowl, but this year we have exactly that. At least when it comes to net yards per play.
Super Bowl 57 Net Yards per Play: Chiefs vs. Eagles
For the large majority of the seaosn, the Chiefs and the Eagles led the NFL in net yards per play. That remains the case head into Super Bowl Sunday.
Kansas City holds on to the top spot at +1.2, but Philadelphia is right behind them at +1.1.
In recent games, the Chiefs hold the edge, with a net yards per play of +0.8 over their last three games. Once again, the Eagles are right behind them at +0.7.
A key thing to note for the Chiefs is how well they've played away from their home stadium, recording a net yards per play metric on the road of +1.6. The Eagles were solid in this cartegory as well at +1.0, but Kansas City may have the slight edge in a neutral site environment.
Regardless, if net yards per play is any indication, we're in for a fun game on Sunday.
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